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Document ID (ISN)64685
CIS number 95-1012
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skogstad M., Levy F.
Title Occupational irritant contact dermatitis and fungal infection in construction workers
Bibliographic information July 1994. Vol.31, No.1, p.28-30. 6 ref.
Abstract A study was made of six construction workers who developed chronic skin diseases on their hands over a period of 15 years. Four developed Trichophyton rubrum infection, and the other two an irritant contact dermatitis. All of them carried out jobs which caused traumatization of the skin due to the presence of ethylene glycol and mineral oils during operation of pneumatic hammers in winter. Construction workers may be at risk of developing an occupational skin disease involving fungal infection.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; irritants; construction work; mineral oils; skin diseases; ethylene glycol
Descriptors (secondary) irritation; eczema; trichophytosis; mycoses
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Alcohols
Glycols
Hand and portable tools
Mycoses